Guests: 2015

Junko Takeuchi

Convention Year: 
2015

Award-winning Japanese seiyu Junko Takeuchi has brought dozens of anime characters to life throughout her career, but she is best known as the voice of Naruto Uzumaki from the Naruto series. Other roles include Gon Freecss in the 1999 anime “Hunter x  Hunter,” Mamoru Endou from “Inazuma Eleven” and...

Hachioji P

Convention Year: 
2015

Dubbed the “Prince of Vocaloid music” on Japan’s popular video sharing site Nico Nico Douga, Hachioji P is a an internationally recognized music creator, remixer and DJ of Vocaloid music.

Hachioji P's songs “Sweet Devil” and “Electric Love” were made through a collaboration with MMD (Miku Miku Dance) and Producer Wakamura P and have a combined total view count of more than 8 million. A...

HIZUMI

Convention Year: 
2015

Born and raised in Yamagata, Japan, HIZUMI discovered his love of music during senior high. As with many teenagers, he soon joined his first band. Fast forward some time, throw in a dramatic move to Tokyo, and BAM! D’espairsRay was born.

Over 12 years of working as the vocalist, lyricist, art director and designer for D’espairsRay, HIZUMI visited and performed in all over the world,...

JIN

Convention Year: 
2015

A visual-kei (VK) singer known for his androgynous voice and appearance, JIN is both a band vocalist as well as a YouTube singer (Youtaite) who is now active in Tokyo. JIN used to live in an igloo, had polar bears as pets and drifted on sleighs delivering tofu back in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Having his passion awakened by the dark and glamorous genre, he formed the visual-kei band...

Takashi Kisaki

Convention Year: 
2015

Takashi Kisaki is an award-winning manga artist who currently splits his time between drawing Zombiemen (serialized irregularly in Monthly Afternoon), teaching courses to aspiring manga artists, and serving as President of Manga Genki Hatsudo Keikaku (Mangen). Mangen is an organization of manga artists and creators whose mission is to “make the world a more fun and interesting place with manga...

Amelie Belcher

Convention Year: 
2015

Amelie "Ami-Chan" Belcher was born in Baton-Bloody-Boring-Rouge, Louisiana, where the combination of chemical plant fumes and river water did major damage to her fragile little mind at an early age. By all accounts, she started drawing at the age of 5 (when she figured out that the pencil goes on the paper and not up your nose), and didn't stop drawing until she ran out of paper... 20 years...

Greg Ayres

Convention Year: 
2015

Greg Ayres has spent the last 11 years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fanboy has brought to life a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch — in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in “Deadman Wonderland,” and Heihachi Hayashida in “Samurai 7” — and even more...

JrockRevolution.com

Convention Year: 
2015

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Alexandra (Ali) Watson is a Denver-based nomad of the Oglala Lakota and Choctaw tribes...

Matthew Mercer

Convention Year: 
2015

Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known primarily for his roles in animation and video games.

His extensive training in theater and improv, combined with being a lifelong hardcore gamer, helped prepare him for such projects and characters as Leon Kennedy in ”Resident Evil 6” and ”Resident Evil: Damnation,” Captain Levi in “Attack on Titan,” Aikuro Mikisugi in “Kill...

Micah Solusod

Convention Year: 
2015

Despite his ponytail and general inability to fly, Micah Solusod is a professional voice actor and artist. Or so they say...

The rapscallion made his debut in the anime world as Malek Werner in “Blassreiter” and is best known for his role as Soul Evans in “Soul Eater.” He has since shown up in other FUNimation titles, voicing characters such as Toma Kamijo in “A Certain Magical Index”...

Patrick Seitz

Convention Year: 
2015

Patrick’s anime roles include Franky in “One Piece,” Sky High in “Tiger & Bunny,” Germany in “Hetalia,” Agil in “Sword Art Online,” Senji in “Deadman Wonderland,” Simon in “Durarara!!,” Laxus in “Fairy Tail,” Sloth in “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” JP in “Redline,” Agni in “Black Butler,” Motochika Chosokabe in “Sengoku Basara,” Nekozawa in “Ouran High School Host Club,” Isshin...

Rev. Barrish

Convention Year: 
2015

Rev. Barrish is the Senior Shinto Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America, the North American branch of Tsubaki Okami Yashiro, which is one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious Shinto shrines, with a continuous history of more than 2,000 years.

Rev. Barrish was the first non-Japanese person to receive the License of the Shrine Shinto Priest. He has received the license of Guji/...

Shion Francois – Babel Entertainment / JSHOXX RADIO

Convention Year: 
2015

As a way to get more involved with his mother’s Japanese heritage, Shion Francois started promoting Japanese music over 9 years ago through his radio station, JSHOXX Radio. Since then, JSHOXX has grown into an artist agent/talent management company representing Japanese and American musicians, Japanese voice actors and actresses, Japanese film actors and actresses, Japanese fashion brands,...

Fighting Dreamers Productions

Convention Year: 
2015

Twinfools and Nova are members of the Canadian cosplay group Fighting Dreamers Productions (FDP for short). Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, they have been cosplaying from a range of different genres — anime, manga, video games, comics, film, and cartoons — for the past 7 years, since the group’s inception.

Twinfools and Nova are well known for their cosplay work on deviantART and...

Greggo

Convention Year: 
2015

Greg Wicker (or “Greggo,” as he’s fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project: A-Kon in Dallas. Since then, Greggo has done anime-themed versions of several classic game shows, created a few games of his own, and even spearheaded an original project that very nearly turned into an actual television show...

Robert Jones, Master Sommelier

Convention Year: 
2015

Robert Jones joined Kysela Père et Fils, an importer of beer, wine, spirits, and saké, in June 2001, after nearly 15 years of working with wine in restaurants, hotels and private clubs. Before that, he worked in locations all along the East Coast, including Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts; Roanoke and Richmond, Virginia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Under Robert’s...

Yin-Yang Cosplay

Convention Year: 
2015

Yin & Yang have attended a combined total of more than 30 conventions and won numerous awards for their work. All of their costumes are handmade, based on anime, manga, video games, and celebrities as well as their own original designs. They hope to share their love and passion for the creation and display of their favorite characters and meet new people.

About Yin:...

Jinrei

Convention Year: 
2015

Andre` Smith, originally from Bristol, England, is better known by the alias Jinrei (jin’ray). He broke into the music scene in 2005. While he stays behind the scenes mostly, Jinrei has  recently earned more notice through his music projects and live live shows in California, North Carolina and Las Vegas.

With Jinre, anything goes, from K-pop to J-pop styles of EDM dance bangers. Jinrei...

Revolution Boi

Convention Year: 
2015

Featured by Mikufan.com and recognized by thousands of fans across the globe, Revolution Boi became one of the first U.S.-based DJs and remix artists to enter the Vocaloid scene. His work with music in Japan allowed him to become familiar with Vocaloid before Hatsune Miku herself even existed! He often partners with other artists and DJs to create amazing collaborative works. RB-san is here to...